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Celebrate the Holidays with Hope not Stuff

Are you trying to keep your life in balance while honoring the complexity of this time of year? If so, look at what’s most meaningful to you. And then focus on what you want to do, not on what you think you have to do. This year let go of the idea of a perfect Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa. Even though it’s important to honor the tradition of giving, the accumulation of material stuff can’t hold a candle to the gift that matters most. And bringing cheer to others is … Continue reading

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Sandwich Generation: Self Care for the Holidays

As card carrying members of the Sandwich Generation, do you ever come first in your long list of daily responsibilities? Make an exception over the week between Christmas and New Years. Take some well-deserved time just for you. Photo courtesy of Nina Matthews Photography – Flickr.com Ask for what you need. Pronounce the Christmas meal potluck and don’t feel guilty about it. If they insist, let your family help with the dishes after the holiday dinner. Accept your friend’s offer to bring an appetizer – or even the main course … Continue reading

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The Holidays and the Gift of Time

We invite you to visit our website, HerMentorCenter.com. The articles, newsletters and videos you’ll discover there are full of easy to implement strategies for you, members of the sandwich generation facing the challenges of parents growing older and kids growing up. Please accept this gift from us – join the email list to the left of this post and begin to receive a free monthly newsletter with practical solutions to the problems of a family in flux. And you can also download a complimentary ebook on how to reach your … Continue reading

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The Reindeer Keeper

Today we are happy to welcome Barbara Briggs Ward to Nourishing Relationships for a virtual book tour. She’s written a lovely book, The Reindeer Keeper: Believe Again, arriving just in time for the holidays. Barbara has a long history as the author/illustrator of children’s books, especially the Snarly Sally series, and The Reindeer Keeper is her first work of fiction for adults.NR: Welcome, Barbara. We’re sure our readers would like to know more about you. For instance, what influenced you to become a writer? Barbara: Growing up in the country … Continue reading

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